Silhouettes, Opus 261, 2003
Glass panel, 12 by 34 inches. Frame, 15 by 36 inches.
This smaller soft-edged landscape work is constructed in what is now the opposite of Roger’s typical reverse image making. That is, it was not made using his face down formula system but was constructed instead in a traditional painters manner, built up of consecutive layers that led him to call them Impressions. This makes each work more time consuming as they now might require up to five firings to finish, but it yielded the detail and control he had been seeking.
This particular imagery of cypress was a revisit to an earlier series, and he surprised himself and others by announcing it was done before he had 'flipped and flattened' the piece, and so its surface remains glossy.